On Imitating Christ (Bavinck)

The Christian faith does have the concept of imitating others. Specifically, we're called to imitate the love and forgiveness of God (Eph. 5:1). Paul told the Corinthian church to imitate him as he imitated Christ (1 Cor. 1:11). Christians are called to model the faith in a way for others to imitate (1 Thess. 2:14).… Continue reading On Imitating Christ (Bavinck)

Simple Christianity: Do What Jesus Did?

For many years of my Christian life, I'd hear arguments for certain pious and devotional habits based on what Jesus did on earth.  For example, someone told me that Jesus prayed in a solitary garden for hours - we should do the same.  Or, Jesus took harlots and murderers in and accepted them as they… Continue reading Simple Christianity: Do What Jesus Did?